HIGH NOON

13 May 2004

Site-specific performance (with Jade Rude), University Avenue at Front Street, 20 minutes

A ritualized meeting in the central business district of Toronto. The site was a concrete pad ringed by metal chain and posts, on a grassy traffic island surrounded by office towers and a historic hotel. At high noon the performers converged on the site from separate directions, removed their street clothing to reveal boxing gear, and began to spar. A cyclist rang her bicycle bell to end each of three rounds. After the third round the performers re-dressed and went their separate ways.

Collaboration with Jade Rude. Assisted by Anitra Hamilton, Phil Klygo and Tracy Cocks.

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Germaine Koh, HIGH NOON, 2004, Site-specific performance (with Jade Rude), University Avenue at Front Street, 20 minutes. Photo: Tracy Cocks.